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Wall Street Traders Pine For The Old Days, Risks

07/25/2012 08:22 am ET | Updated Sep 24, 2012

Sean George kneeled in the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Manhattan. He wasn't praying. A gash below his right brow bled into his eye and down his nose before a knee to his groin sent him to the floor.

George, 39, head of credit-derivatives trading at Jefferies Group Inc. (JEF), was making his Muay Thai debut at the church June 22 in a sport that allows kicking, elbowing and kneeing. His eye was swelling shut by the time he lost in a split decision.

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